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The Gaul (2001)
"Vercingétorix" (original title)

R  |   |  Adventure, Biography, Drama  |  24 January 2001 (France)
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An entire nation's destiny lies in the hands of one man.

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Credited cast:
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Vercingétorix (as Christophe Lambert)
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Guttuart
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Epona
Denis Charvet ...
Cassivelaun
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ...
Dumnorix
Maria Kavardjikova ...
Rhia
Yannis Baraban ...
Litavic
Vincent Moscato ...
Moscatos
Jean-Pierre Rives ...
Teuton Chief
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Youri Angelov
Atanass Atanassov
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Diviciac (as J.P. Berger)
Patrice Bissonnette
Rousy Chanev ...
(as Roussi Tchanev)
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Young Vercingetorix came of age in 60 B.C., as soldiers of the Roman Empire ran roughshod over Gaul and his father was captured and executed by Romans. A wise and philosophical druid, Guttuart, tells the angry Vercingetorix that he should seek justice by winning freedom for Gaul from the Romans. As an adult, Vercingetorix becomes a brave and insightful warrior, and at first joins forces with the charismatic Julius Caesar. But in time Vercingetorix is betrayed by the great leader, and soon he raises an army of his own to defeat Caesar and bring Guttuart's prophesy to life. Written by Anonymous

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His people made him a leader. The empire made him a renegade. History made him a hero. See more »


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Rated R for violence and nudity | See all certifications »

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24 January 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Druids  »

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ESP 156,110,787 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Filmed both in English and French language See more »

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Stirrups, which were not invented until much later, appear on all the horses. See more »

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Vercingétorix: You want to fight? You want to live forever? Then I will lead you.
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Le rêve d'un homme
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Worse than waiting in line at the DMV
11 March 2002 | by (Bronx, NY) – See all my reviews

I can't add a lot to the comments already made by those who gave this movie a bad review. It really is horrible. You know an adventure movie is bad when you find yourself fast-forwarding through the battle sequences.

I rented this movie without carefully reading the plot outline on the jacket. I saw the title "Druids," read that it was about Vercingetorix, and assumed that the movie was based on the so-so book by Morgan Llywelyn, which I had read. However, the movie has nothing to do with the book. The movie has nothing to do with Druids. The movie has nothing to do with anything. I'm not even sure there was a script (despite the fact that there were at least two writing credits). If there was a script, I'm not sure anyone in the movie bothered to read it.

The casting is good for a mild chuckle. I love how the young Vercingetorix, who speaks with a distinct American accent, grows up to be Christopher Lambert, who barely manages to spit out vaguely understandable English, warped by a grating French accent that could peel paint.

Bad sets, bad costumes, bad cinematography, bad casting, bad direction, bad acting, bad editing, bad research, bad music, bad hair. I would recommend this movie only for insomniacs who have already tried all the other sleep-inducing agents available on the market.

Where can Christopher Lambert go from here? "10-10-220" commercials?


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